Tom Williams has been a staff photographer for Roll Call since 2000 where he started as a photo intern. He has covered numerous national party conventions, races for House and Senate seats, and the Gulf Coast oil spill. He started taking pictures at 16 years old and his grandfather was one of his primary subjects. Today, friends and family remain an inspiration for his photographs. He is from Tunkhannock, Pa., and holds to two B.A. degrees from Penn State University. His favorite photographer is Henri Cartier-Bresson and favorite musician is Bob Dylan.